The tests are in and the blood confirms it – Lindsay Lohan has a new half sister. The 13-year-old Montana native Ashley Kaufmann is the latest dysfunctional Lohan to emerge on the scene, after DNA testing proved that Michael Lohan is indeed her father. Her mom Kristi and everyone’s favorite celebu-dad did the nasty back in 1995 when he was separated from then-wife Dina. Michael says it was a random, week-long hook-up, while Kristi claims it was love. Regardless, they’ve now got a kid together, who looks a little like Lindsay and a lot like her little sister, Aliana, who’s just a couple years older than Ashley. Awkwardddd!
The most disturbing thing about the whole affair is how ready-for-fame Ashley and Kristi are. Both are excellent at relaying their sad tale of Lohan scorn, and we even see Ashley do a couple takes in the clip above while discussing changing her last name to Lohan (answer: nope!). And while Kristi is obviously much more naturally beautiful that Dina Lohan, there’s no way she can possibly match the red-head den mother in media savvy and manipulative smarts. Is this mother-daughter team ready for the hell that is Hollywood? If the money is right, we bet the answer is yes. [Video: Splash News Online]
Jon Favreau (no, not the actor) is best known as the young, bright and ambitious speech writer for Barack Obama. But now the 27-year-old whiz kid has a whole new reputation to embrace – juvenile, dumb, and tacky – after a photo of him groping a Hillary Clinton cut-out (while a friend kisses her lips and holds a beer at her face) leaked onto Facebook for a couple of hours. All photos from Favreau’s Facebook page have now been removed, but that did not stop the image from spreading across the web. The man of many words has currently gone silent, aside for a rumored apology issued to Hillary’s camp.
The future Secretary of State downplayed the drama, and her spokesman jokingly told the Washington Post that “Senator Clinton is pleased to learn of Jon’s obvious interest in the State Department, and is currently reviewing his application.” However others have not been so kind. Former Clinton Press Secretary DeeDee Myerswrote in Vanity Fair of the photo: “It’s an act of deliberate humiliation. Of disempowerment. Of denigration.”
What do you think – is the pic a stupid joke gone wrong, or a serious, sexist slam?
In a sad twist that no one expected, it was revealed that Mark Ruffalo‘s brother Scott was not murdered, but died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that apparently occurred during a game of Russian Roulette. Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26, has been released from the Beverly Hills jail where she was being held, and her lawyer insists that she will not be charged with anything. Apparently Adham walked into the scene after arriving at Ruffalo’s home to obtain her keys. “This was an accidental shooting by someone that plays with guns,” her attorney said. “A series of wrong decisions starting with her not staying at the scene of the shooting caused an incredible chain reaction of stupidity and bad luck.”
Our thoughts continue to go out to the family of Scott Ruffalo, who will be buried at a private service this week.
Normally one of the most private stars around, Shania Twain caused a bit of commotion yesterday at JFK Airport when she hopped off a plane from Switzerland with a hunky companion. The twist? Her new tall, dark and handsome is apparently the husband of the woman who split her marriage apart. Follow that?
Back in May, the country mega-star separated from her husband of 14 years, Robert “Mutt” Lange, who described their falling out as “just a growing apart, that’s all.” But word later leaked that the private pair apparently called it quits over Mutt’s wandering eye, which allegedly landed on none other than the couple’s trusted secretary and manager of their Swiss mansion, Marie-Anne Thiébaud, who later denied the affair.
Her husband,businessman Frederic Thiébaud, has been identified as Shania’s traveling companion. Graeme Massie of Splash News was at JFK when the pair emerged together off a flight from Geneva. “They were walking side by side,” he told Scandalist. “But as soon as they saw photographers they looked at each other and laughed, and he dropped back.”
He also revealed that Shania and Frederic “stood apart” while waiting for their limo, then “looked relaxed” once inside the ride. Could it be because Shania’s finally gettin’ some love from a pure-breed stud and not a Mutt?
This story out of Philly is, well, worthy of the five o’clock news. Former CBS news anchor Larry Mendte was sentenced to six months house arrest after he was caught hacking into his co-anchor’s personal email account. Mendte read over 500 of Alycia Lane‘s personal emails, after their “improper relationship” (translation: they were boning) went sour when his wife discovered the affair. Mendte and Lane (pictured above) had a falling out and he sought revenge in her inbox, eventually spreading rumors about Lane that resulted in her firing. “When I look back on the story of my life, I can’t believe it brought me to this moment. I am ashamed,” Mendte declared in court.
Lane is already infamous for causing drama wherever she roams. In 2007, she was arrested in New York City for punching and verbally assaulting a police officer, and the hottie has been accused of sending bikini pictures to a married journalist. Sounds like these co-anchors were a match made in crazy heaven. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Alex Rodriguez‘s ex-wife is supposedly steamed that the slugger has opted out of Thanksgiving with her and their kids, and will instead be roasting up a pile of bulgar wheat for his goddess Madonna. An email to a friend was either leaked or intercepted, and in it she rages about the Yankees star and his Madge-obsession. She writes: “My 6-foot-3, 220-pound soul-less, soon-to-be ex-husband is abandoning his kids on Thanksgiving to be with Madonna . . . She called and he ran on her command back to New York City . . . Gross!”
Cynthia Rodriguez‘s gal pals need to head on over to her place with a bottle of vodka and a bag of Tostitos and lay down some serious girl talk. The guy is a douchebag – ditch the nasty emails and move on with your life, Cyn. Find a new man and toy with his brain! You know – like Madonna did. [NYP. Photo: GettyImages]
Woo! It has been ages since the last proper celebrity sex scandal in the UK, but this weekend has seen one of our biggest and richest stars at the receiving end of a very juicy accusation. According to the News of the World, sweary chef and uber-brand Gordon Ramsay has been having it off with someone other than his wife Tana for the last seven years. His alleged mistress, Sarah Symonds, even wrote a book last year called Having An Affair? A Handbook For The Other Woman. Useful! Gordon has reportedly been meeting Sarah at various London hotels for “sex sessions” this past week alone, even once at the Marriott Hotel which contains his very own restaurant, Maze. And the scarlet woman was spotted shopping for vials of amyl nitrate before meeting up with Gordy-boy.
“Sarah said Gordon had specifically asked her to go to Soho and get him some poppers for their romp. He likes the buzz,” reports the paper (and many more salacious details, too).
While there’s always a neat element of schadenfreude to hearing of the possibility that a mega-rich celebrity who pimps out his reputation as a devoted family man is anything but, it amazes us just how famous people think no-one will ever find out. And we wonder how this will affect his relationship with business partner and head of Gordon Ramsay Holdings, Chris Hutcheson, who happens to be Tana’s dad. Still, the couple managed to do the requisite “we’re still together” poses for the paparazzi yesterday, although didn’t actually comment on the allegations themselves. We’re sure those happy smiles lasted long after the cameras packed up and left, yes? [Photo: Splash News Online]
Just when you had forgotten all about Ashley Dupre – the hot hooker from Jersey who banged former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer - she’s reemerged with two new interviews for us to ogle over. The brunette bombshell describes herself as “a normal girl” with “a lot of depth, a lot of layers.” She somehow neglects to mention that she’s got a lot of curves, too.
Ashley’s full interview with People magazine hits newsstands this week, and you can watch her chat with Diane Sawyer Friday night on 20/20. Here’s what we’ve learned so far:
Sex with Spitzer was “more of a transaction. Strictly business.”
Ashley would apologize to Spitzer’s scorned wife Silda if she could. She says, “I’m sorry for your pain.”
She revealed that she felt as though she “was suffocating” when she was identified as Spitzer’s call girl.
Ashley also divulged that she ran away to Florida at the age of 17 and partied hard, downing entire bottles of vodka, and getting high on coke, weed, and ecstasy. During this time she was also raped. “It caused me to disconnect – with sex, with real relationships,” she says.
She got into prostitution in 2004 after being approached while working as a cocktail waitress. “This wasn’t any different than going on a date with someone you barely knew and hooking up with them,” she said of her former profession.
Dupre says she wants to “get on with my life,” and has big plans. “I’m 23 years old,” she muses. “I want to do music, to do fashion, to write books – there’s so many things.”
Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s repeat this one more time: David Duchovny did not have sex with his tennis instructor Edit Parkay. Sure, he’s a recovering sex addict, but the only balls that she saw were hit by his tennis racket. UK paper the Daily Mail first reported the fake story last month, and David is currently in the process of taking their butts to court for causing him “substantial harm.” Now the paper is on bended knee begging the actor for forgiveness, sheepishly putting forward this apology:
“On October 19, an article about actor David Duchovny may have suggested he had an amorous relationship with a tennis coach, Edit Pakay,” the paper says. “We now accept this is inaccurate and Ms. Pakay and Mr. Duchovny are only friends who used to play tennis occasionally. Their relationship went no further and was not a factor in Mr. and Mrs. Duchovny’s separation. We apologize to Ms. Pakay, Mr. Duchovny and to Mr. Duchovny’s family.”
If David chooses to forgive the rag, he can at least look to his wife as an example. Afterall, she’s probably had to forgive him a few times, doncha think? [Photo: WireImage]
Adrienne Bailon is one of the hotties in the Disney-endorsed girl group The Cheetah Girls, and she’s also engaged to Kim Kardashian‘s brother Robert. She’s mostly flown under the D List radar, but her stock is about to explode after semi-nude pictures of the cute singer flaunting her bare ass were stolen off her laptop and leaked onto the web. A thief nabbed her computer at JFK airport, and while it was eventually returned, he made off with the sexy photos which were apparently taken as a gift for her and Robert’s anniversary. Looks like she’s marrying into the right family!
Adrienne apologized to her fans through her lawyer, and she’s also gearing up to take legal action against the sleazebag who stole her stuff. But we’d urge Adrienne to check out her ranking on Google Trends and then thank the guy. Before we saw her butt we had no idea who she was, and now we can’t get enough! This is how her future sister-in-law made her career blossom, after all. We smell success – and it’s all thanks to her ass.